Working with LIFESAVER often involves demonstrating and explaining more about the product to the people who are going to use them. Here is a snippet from Stuart's trip to Peru!
Our destination was Urakusa, Peru - a town so remote Google maps doesn't recognise it! From Heathrow a 2-hour flight to Madrid, transit and change to Lima a further 12 hours, then 2 hours by plane to Chiclayo on the west coast. We then took a 6-hour bus ride to Bagua by which time the feeling of intense remoteness was setting in, and a further 7 hours by 4x4 jeep through some of the most incredible but daunting jungle roads I had only imagined!
However to spend time in the community where we stayed was worth the wait - a community where the generators only come on for 3-hours of the day to provide electricity supply and the running water works, well when the running water wants to work! This was one of the villages we had come to see as part of a project to provide clean, drinking water; solar lighting; and internet usage.
Once back in Lima, Lifesaver was demonstrated in one of the poorer slums to the south of the capital where we were greeted by a mixture of awe, amazement and disbelief when we converted the filthy, polluted water that was available in very small quantity into pure, sterile drinking water!
The trip allowed me to see personally the effect LIFESAVER can have on a community and the faces of the community when they see how quickly the technology works. The LIFESAVER technology is simple, just fill, pump, drink for clean sterile drinking water. The water is stored dirty in the LIFESAVER bottle or jerrycan and then only made sterile as you want to drink it. The fast flow rate means no waiting for the water to flow through and no need for any chemicals, UV light or power.
Our trip to Peru means another community having access to the vital clean sterile drinking water they need to continue their lives with. I am proud to have delivered this technology to them, and proud to be a member of the LIFESAVER team.